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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 00/23] ldisc fixes
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[--cc Alan Cox]

On Tue, 2013-03-05 at 21:50 +0100, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> * Peter Hurley | 2013-02-05 15:20:15 [-0500]:
>
> > Please re-test with your dummy_hcd/g_nokia testcase, although
> > I'm not convinced that usb gadget is using tty_hangup() appropriately.
> > tty drivers use this for async carrier loss coming from an IRQ
> > which will be disabled if the tty has been shutdown. Does gserial
> > prevent async hangup to a dead tty in a similar fashion?
>
> Not sure I understood. tty_hangup() is only called from within
> gserial_disconnect() which calls right after usb_ep_disable(). After
> usb_ep_disable() no further serial packets can be received until the
> endpoints are re-enabled. This happens in gserial_connect().

That's why I asked. There are two potential issues:

First, tty_hangup() is asynchronous -- ie., it returns immediately. It
does not wait for the tty device to actually perform the hangup. So if
the gadget layers start cleanup immediately after, expecting that they
won't get a flurry of tty calls, that would be bad.

tty_vhangup() is synchronous -- ie., you wait while it cleans up. This
is what the usb serial core does on it's disconnect() method. But I
didn't research further if the circumstances were the same.

Second, when the hangup actually does run -- in __tty_hangup() -- it
expects the tty to exist. I didn't go looking through the gadget layers
to see if the tty was disposed some other way, which might race the
asynchronous tty hangup.

Thanks,
Peter Hurley





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